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Healthy reasons to eat a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables

                Blue/purple fruits and vegetables are colored by natural plant pigments called “anthocyanins.” Anthocyanins in blueberries, grapes and raisins act as powerful antioxidants that protect cells...

Healthy reasons to eat a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables

Green fruits and vegetables are colored by natural plant pigment called “chlorophyll.” Some members of the green group, including spinach and other dark leafy...

Healthy reasons to eat a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables

    Red fruits and vegetables are colored by natural plant pigments called “lycopene” or “antho- cyanins.” Lycopene in tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruit, for example, may help...

Healthy reasons to eat a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables

Orange/yellow fruits and vegetables are usually colored by natural plant pigments called “carotenoids.” Beta-carotene in sweet potatoes, pumpkins and carrots is converted to vitamin...

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